From B2C via Yahoo:
SecureKey, based in Toronto, today announced it has been awarded a contract by the USPS to provide a cloud-based authentication infrastructure. Read more
[...] The Federal Cloud Credential Exchange (FCXX) is designed to enable individuals to securely access online services – such as health benefits, student loan information, and retirement benefit information – at multiple federal agencies without the need to use a different password or other digital identification for each service. The first federal agency to use it will be the Veterans Administration.
... The effort is part of implementing [a] National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) and the federal government’s policies and procedures under its Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) program.
The article points out the IRS is one agency that could benefit greatly from this initiative. Most people interact with the agency once a year, and would find it difficult to remember their ID and password in the meantime since it is not frequently used. However, the IRS estimates it loses $5 billion a year to fraud such as paying out rebates to stolen identities.